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JAWS 2 - Extended Integral Edition (Released)
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11-Mar-2020, 6:42 PM
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Moiisty - I doubt the PAL releases had native PAL transfers for the deleted scenes. Most likely converted from the NTSC laserdisc masters to PAL - and I don’t trust Universal to do that properly. Though maybe someone with a PAL 30th Anniversary could check.

Also - my miniDV recording of an AMC broadcast of JAWS the Revenge is superior to the workprint collection DVD that’s made the rounds over the years. Just has one section that’s a little damaged on what I believe is theatrical version footage. Plus lots of bumpers and on-screen AMC ads that pop up on the bottom after a commercial break. But I believe all the extra footage is fine without obstruction. Also, comparing to the blu-ray - it’s very open matte for the most part - just missing a bit on the left side. Most shots of the shark are properly cropped for 4:3 and you don’t see machinery. Not sure how cropped-in the ending is. The tv-version only shot of the shark near the surface before it encounters Jake does show machinery so that can presumably be cropped accurately. So overall, one can easily crop out the AMC logo and have it remain fairly true to what was intended. Did a test on the AI software and it looks fairly nice upscaled. Crap movie, but its tempting me. Obviously I made the recording back in the early 2000s because I have some misplaced fondness for it, lol